Urzila keeps it real
‘‘Studies have shown’’ some really inane things - perfect subject matter for comedian Urzila Carlson.
Carlson says the expression is commonly used by radio DJs, high school debaters and drunk friends at barbecues.
‘‘The rest of us can’t be bothered. What is the point of 90 per cent of them,’’ she asks.
‘‘They pump millions of dollars into a study on who’s more friendly - the cat or the dog. Who cares? They should give use something more useful...like which cubicle in a row of toilets would be the best one...How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face! ’’
South African born Carlson is performing at the Queenstown Memorial Centre on June 15. She has been in New Zealand almost 11 years and a regular in Queenstown at Winter Festival. She fondly remembers being given free ski passes. Not being a skier she did once head up on the chairlift with wife Julie only to be told at the top she was not allowed there without skis or a snow board. Eventually they walked down and came across a ‘‘giant of a man’’ who couldn’t operate his snowboard and walked him down also.
‘‘That is my favourite Queenstown story. There are debaucherous tales at 4am at Fergburger but I won’t tell those.’’
More info and tickets: livenation.co.nz.
Comedian Urzila Carlson is coming to Queenstown.